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Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) motorcyclists are eight times more likely to be injured in an accident and thirty-two times more likely to die in a crash than other motor vehicle crash victims. In 2006, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in highway accidents and 4,810 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents. Eleven percent of roadway accidents that occur in the United States involve a motorcyclist. In 2007, NHTSA said that there were over 7 million motorcycles registered in the United States.

Types of Motorcycle Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that may permanently alter the course of life for you and your loved ones. Studies show that in two-thirds of multi-vehicle motorcycle crashes, the rider is not to blame, but the accident was caused by a distracted or drunk driver who failed to observe traffic the motorcyclist. The victim of a motorcycle accident is often driven off the road or cut off by another driver and forced into a collision. Other times, motorcycle accident injuries can result from being hit in a car or truck accident. When a driver causes an accident with a motorcycle rider, the rider is in a far more vulnerable position, without the protection of airbags and the frame of the car.

Many victims suffer broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or in the most tragic cases, death. Unfortunately, in many cases neither the guilty driver nor the insurance company wants to cover the victim's expenses. If you have suffered any type of motorcycle accident, you may have to confront costly medical bills at a time when you are unable to work and your family's income may suffer while a. An attorney at our firm can help you pursue damages to see that justice is served and to make sure that you have the wherewithal to recover from your injuries.

How do you know if you have a personal injury claim?

Four elements must be established if you are hoping to press charges in the wake of your motorcycle accident. These four factors include: duty, breach, causation and damages. To have any chance of collecting compensation, you must show that the driver failed in his duty to drive responsibly, that the driver's failure to drive responsibly was a breach of his duty, otherwise known as negligence, that the driver's carelessness resulted in the injuries you sustained and that as a result you are entitled to compensation. After a serious motorcycle accident, you may have to endure pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life- as well as lost wages, high medical bills and perhaps even permanent disability. Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries which include:

  • Broken bones
  • Road rash (skin abrasions)
  • Head injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries

After you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, what should you do? After seeking medical attention it is imperative that you report the incident immediately. Keep track of all the medical expenses you pay. Recording each of your injuries as well as other damages (cost to repair your motorcycle, emotional damages, etc.). Take pictures of your injuries, the damages to your motorcycle, etc. Secure the testimony of credible eye-witnesses. The most important thing you can do, however, is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney who can walk you through what to expect and how to craft the best case.

Call Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. today!

The Law Offices of Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. have over 70 years of combined experience representing clients in cases like yours. We know the stress and suffering often felt by a motorcycle accident victim and we work directly with our clients to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We understand how a motorcycle injury can affect your future so we work diligently on your behalf in pursuing a settlement that will ensure your medical costs and other damages are recovered. Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident for aggressive legal representation!

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